Polen Capital Credit
Forward-thinking design for future-proofing
Investment management company Polen Capital wanted a new space that defined who they are and who they aspire to be. Polen Capital entrusted our team to deliver their community-centric vision.
Seamless collaboration to create a functional and flexible workspace
To learn more about the Polen Capital team, our process began with the strategy team leading engagement sessions with the 15-person Polen Capital leadership team. Here they discovered who Polen Capital is as a company and who they’re motivated to be in the future. Our lead strategist and lead designer used this information to turn what they heard into actionable and relatable project drivers.
A three-step goal and design process
Polen Capital was very clear with their motives for designing a new space:
- Reinvigorated space to strengthen community and brand
- Gain efficiencies while improving workflow
- Integrate technology to support improving workflow
Our design team created an optimal user journey and improved sight lines throughout the space. The design highlighted the curve of the building and elegant atrium, provided community spaces, and future-proofed by creating multifunctional spaces.
All work types were considered – providing standard sized office and workstations, and enough huddle spaces for focus areas. And AV was accommodated throughout the entire space.
Overcoming obstacles to deliver Polen Capital’s vision
Soon after our first engagement session, the start of Covid lockdown began, derailing the project for 3 months. But during that time communication was kept open with the client enabling quick remobilization. The delay meant longer lead times, an increase in material pricing, and a shortage in labor, but with our One Team approach, strategy, design, and construction worked together to get the C of O only one week later than originally planned.
The Unispace team and Polen Capital team had a lot of fun working together. And despite the Covid workarounds, a successful project was delivered to a happy client.
Polen Capital Credit (formerly known as DDJ Capital Management)
Waltham MA, USA